Who’s involved in céim?

CÉIM was launched by the Students’ Union in collaboration with NUI Galway’s College of Engineering and Informatics in 2013/14. It was piloted in the School of Law in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies during 2015/16 and was launched in the School of Geography and Archaeology in 2016/17. CÉIM will be piloted in the School of Political Science and Sociology in 2018/19.

The main people involved in the College of Engineering and Informatics include 1st year students, 2nd year Student Leaders; Dr. Paul Flynn, CÉIM Academic Lead; Amber Walsh Olesen, CÉIM Director at the Students’ Union; and Órla O’Donoghue, CÉIM Administrator at the Students’ Union.

The key people involved in the School of Law include 1st year students, 2nd and 3rd year Student Leaders; Dr Charles O’Mahony, CÉIM Academic Lead; the administrative team at the School of Law; Amber Walsh Olesen, CÉIM Director at the Students’ Union; and Órla O’Donoghue, CÉIM Administrator at the Students’ Union.

The key people involved in the Discipline of Geography include 1st year students, 2nd and 3rd year Student Leaders; Dr. Valerie Ledwith, CÉIM Academic Lead; the administrative team in the Discipline of Geography; Amber Walsh Olesen, CÉIM Director at the Students’ Union; and Órla O’Donoghue, CÉIM Administrator at the Students’ Union.

The people involved in the School of Political Science and Sociology include 1st year students, 2nd and 3rd year Student Leaders; Dr Judith O’Connell and Dr. Brendan Flynn, CÉIM Academic Leads; Dr Michelle Millar, Head of School, Political Science and Sociology; the administrative team in the School of Political Science and Sociology; Amber Walsh Olesen, CÉIM Director at the Students’ Union; and Órla O’Donoghue, CÉIM Administrator at the Students’ Union.

This is what the various people involved in CÉIM do:

– Attend and fully participate in a one-hour session each week
– Collaborate and share ideas with others in the group
– Take responsibility for their own learning
– Be open to new ways of doing things

– Attend and participate in a two-day training course
– Plan, develop and run a one-hour CÉIM session each week with 1st year students
– Take part in weekly debriefing and training sessions with other student leaders and staff
– Encourage 1st years to attend CÉIM sessions
– Collaborate with other Student Leaders, staff and 1st year students to create a dynamic and useful learning environment targeted to the needs of 1st years
– Share learning and experiences of CÉIM with others

– Acts as the main College/School contact for CÉIM
– Provides academic support for the initiative
– Liaises between student leaders and College management, and relays information about CÉIM at course and departmental meetings
– Liaises with other academic staff as necessary
– Attends CÉIM debriefing sessions with student leaders to discuss session progress and upcoming topics
– Promotes the scheme to students and staff

– Assists with logistical aspects of the CÉIM scheme, such as communication, room booking, and timetabling
– Oversees data gathering and collation for evaluation purposes

– Coordinates the day-to-day running of CÉIM
– Promotes the initiative in collaboration with the Academic Lead and other staff
– Organises training of student leaders
– Attends weekly debriefing meetings with student leaders and staff
– Supports student leaders with practical matters
– Visits each group a number of times to provide feedback to student leaders
– Organises evaluation of the CÉIM scheme and dissemination of the findings

– Provides adminstrative support for the programme
– Liases with student leaders and staff
– Collates attendance data

The Student Union is involved because CÉIM:
– Is a student-led activity
– Takes a holistic approach to the student experience
– Supports students to develop as successful and independent higher education learners
– Encourages students to draw on their own resources and those of their peers to shape and improve their university experience